On February 25, 2013, the CRTC held an informal consultation session with industry and consumer groups about Canada’s upcoming anti-spam legislation.
The definition of "family relationship" in the draft Industry Canada regulations regarding Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation is a case in point.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has announced that the Federal Trade Commission, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, the OPC and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia and 15 other enforcement authorities worldwide are participating in an "Internet Privacy Sweep".
A credit union (the "Employer") dismissed a helpdesk analyst (the "Analyst") with cause after discovering the Analyst had, without permission or authorization, remotely accessed another employee’s confidential document stored on the Employer’s network.
A ‘massive’ data breach occurred at Hannaford Bros supermarkets over a 3-month period in 2007-08, resulting in the theft of customer financial information.
There are a number of curious features to the Privacy Notice splash page for Canada’s new online tool for making access to information (ATIP) requests.
Asking "why" is a powerful deterrent to over collection and, as a recent Alberta case demonstrates, can be a powerful check on "over disclosure".
In an earlier post we discussed the "Schindler Elevator Decision".
In the case of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, organizations should consider the transition periods , not only what the cover, but also what they don’t.
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics has recently tabled its Report, entitled "Privacy and Social Media in the Age of Big Data".
The FTC will hold a workshop to study the Internet Things.
A discussion on a recent case, where it was considered whether the constitutionality of a warrantless search and seizure of a camera that was alleged to have been used to surreptitiously film a child in the accused's residence as well as the seizure of the accused's computer.
Following the latest loss of data in Ontario, Dr. Cavoukian spoke out on the transfer and storage of personal information on unencrypted storage devices.
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Posted on Apr 23rd, 2013 By Tim Banks @TM_Banks
Categories: Canada, Privacy, Privacy Breach Notification
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Linda Eagle was one of the founders of Edcomm, a provider of online education services to the banking industry.
The digital age raises difficult privacy issues.
With security breaches being on the rise, the requirement to have organizations notify the relevant privacy commissioners and affected individuals upon a security breach taking place is becoming increasingly important.
A pair of decisions, one applicable to private-sector organizations and one applicable to the public sector, that effectively authorize employers to use global positioning systems and other technologies to remotely monitor their employees have been released by the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia.
Recent events in several schools, including the tragic events in Sandy Hook in the United States, have raised the profile of school safety issues, including the use of video surveillance.
On April 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in R. v. Tse 2012 SCC 16 in which it found that s. 184.4 of the Criminal Code which permits a peace office to intercept certain private communications, without a prior judicial authorization, was unconstitutional.